I've tried disabling and enabling in device manager; checking drivers (they were fully up-to-date); uninstalling and re-installing the device; entering a couple recommended commands in command prompt and carefully wiping down the optical lense.
The weird thing is, the drive shows up in device manager in the control panel but if go to Computer > Manage, nothing shows up for it "D:".
I have Windows 8 on a Samsung series 3 notebook. At this moment in time I have to restart it upon each inserting of a new CD for it to read. Sometimes it'll work a second time, sometimes it won't even work the first. I've had this laptop for less than a year and honestly hardly ever use it to play CDs or DVDs, I only noticed this because I tried to rip a music CD the other day and had hassle. The drive has probably had a maximum of 10 uses ever so I don't think it's likely been caused by "wearage", if that makes sense.
Can anyone shed some light on this please?